Sunday, April 08, 2007

Springtime Hat

This hat uses a simple leaf design. The pattern begins with a few increase rows to give the hat an interesting wavy brim. If you are using one skein of di've Teseo make sure to keep track of your gauge as I ended up with very little yarn left over.

Materials: 1 skein Teseo yarn
Size 8 needles

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch

yo: Yarn over
ssk: slip two stitches one at a time knitwise, place back on the left hand needle and knit them together.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
k3tog: knit 3 stitches together

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Cast on 82 stitches.

Repeat the stitches in parenthesis 10 times.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit
Row 3: k1 (k3, yo, k1, y0, k4) k1 [102 stitches]
Row 4 and all even rows from now on: Purl
Row 5: k1 (k4, yo, k1, yo, k5) k1 [122 stitches]
Row 7: k1 (ssk, k7, k2tog, k1) k1 [102 stitches]
Row 9: k1 (ssk, k5, k2tog, k1) k1 [82 stitches]
Row 11: k1 (ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo) k1
Row 13: k1 (ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) k1
Row 15: k1 (k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2) k1
Row 17: Knit
Row 19: k1 (yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog) k1
Row 21: k1 (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog) k1
Row 23: k1 (k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k3tog) k1
Row 25: Knit
Repeat rows 11-24 once more.
*note* This hat is meant to be pretty short. If you want to make it longer, repeat rows 11-25 once then rows 11-24 again (you will need more yarn... er... I suppose that's obvious though, huh?)

Decrease rows:
Row 1 (right side): k1 (ssk, k3, k2tog, k1) k1 [62 stitches]
Row 3: k1 (ssk, k1, k2tog, k1) k1 [42 stitches]
Row 5: k1 (k3tog, k1) k1 [22 stitches]
Row 7: k2tog across [11 stitches]
Row 9: k2tog 5 times, k1 [6 stitches]

Break yarn leaving a long tail. Sew through the remaining 6 stitches then sew up the side of the hat.


Anonymous said...

can't see your hat, photo is so dark!

Orange Fish said...

Posted some new ones today.
Hope they work for you!

Anonymous said...

Lovely hat!

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

That's a gorgeous hat! I love the design, the yarn, the color, everything! Your model is just perfect, too!
I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and for your positive feedback on the ICord tutorial!

Dove Knits said...

What a cute hat!

Rani said...

Love the hats! Nice of you to share the patterns!

Anonymous said...

I'm currently working on a big 'knit-a-hat-for-all-your friends'-queeste and I love your patterns! you really have some great pattern ideas!
I think there will be a couple of people walking around with hats designed by you very soon in the Netherlands
Thanks for that.


Knitfriend said...

I have made 4 of these hats and I really enjoyed the pattern- I used Lion Brand Amazing for 3 of them and they turned out great.Thanks for the pattern